MIT extends winning run, bags overall championship at Inter-MAHE athletics
MANIPAL: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) continued their winning run in this year’s Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Inter-Collegiate tournaments as they won the overall championship yet again in the Manipal Academy of Higher Education Inter-Collegiate Athletics Championship at the MIT Ground. The two day meet was held on February 20 and 21, and was organised by School of Management (SOM), Manipal.
The best performer of the tournament in the men’s category was MIT’s Vybhav Shetty, who won a total of five gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay and 4×400 relay. In the women’s events, Gouri Venu, a student of School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) led the charts with six medals comprising of four gold medals in 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x100m relay, a silver medal in 4x400m relay and a bronze in 110m hurdles.
The highlight of the championship was the men’s 4x100m relay race which was also the closing event of the tournament. MIT were the clear favourites and won the race convincingly, clocking 46.51 seconds, beating SOAHS almost by a second.
Conditions on the ground were extremely hot and humid, as the sun shone brightly overhead, thus dampening the stamina of the athletes. Athletes were compelled to use wet towels and consume energy drinks to keep themselves hydrated and active.
The championship concluded with the announcement of the overall champion. A huge roar from the MIT camp was heard, as the athletes congratulated each other.
The organisers from SOM, thanked the university for giving such a great opportunity to the students, and congratulated them for making practice and training facilities available for students to prepare themselves for such events. They also thanked the ground staff and referees for conducting the tournament smoothly, without any complaints, given the hot weather conditions throughout the two day duration of the meet.
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Edited by: Tarush Dhume